Global demand for EELD transceivers to zoom

Market and technology forecast consultancy ElectroniCast Consultants (www.electronicastcon, which addresses the fiber-optic and components communication industry, has released a new market forecast and analysis of the global market consumption and technology trends of hybrid and monolithic integrated edge-emitter laser diode (EELD) transceivers.

In 2007, America represented a 42% share of worldwide consumption of integrated EELD-based fiber-optic transceivers. The global consumption of these transceivers will expand from $3.24 billion in 2007 to $25.7 billion in 2017, according to ElectroniCast Consultants.

The firm's analysts say monolithic EELD transceivers, now in advanced development, will achieve an 11% penetration of global integrated EELD transceiver consumption in 2012, which will advance to 42% penetration ($10.6 billion) by 2017.

Last year, single-channel EELD transceivers represented 27% of global consumption value while 2-12 channel transceivers accounted for 55% ($959 million). The single-channel value share will expand to 38% ($4.7 billion) in 2017 while the 2-12 channel transceiver value share drops to 34% and 16-128 channel transceivers hold a 28% share of global consumption value.

The consumption of active plus passive parts and devices in the global production of EELD based transceivers will advance at an average rate of 23% per year, from $544 million in 2007 to $4.32 billion in 2017. Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), EELDs, passive optical interconnect links, and connectors will lead parts and devices consumption value, the firm reports.

The global market forecast report, with more than 800 database spreadsheet pages, is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants.

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